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Obituaries for the week of 3/22/17

Lisa Marie Fitzgerald

Lisa Marie Fitzgerald, of Quincy, died unexpectedly on March 11, 2017, at the age of 57.

Lisa was born in Walnut Creek and raised in Pleasant Hill. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1977. Lisa made Quincy home for herself and her children for over 30 years.

During that time sheearned her certification in early childhood development and was a licensed day care provider. She worked for the Head Start Program and Oakland Camp.

Lisa had many friends in the Bay Area and local community. Sheenjoyed jewelry-making, singing and loved spending time by the river.

Lisa is survived by her mother and stepfather, Bonita and Lawrence van Bergen, of Cromberg; her daughter, Mariesa Fitzgerald-Adams, of Chico; her son, Shawn Fitzgerald-Adams, of Quincy; her brother, Michael Fitzgerald, of Washington; sister, Sheila and brother-in-law, Michael Conley, of Florida; brother, David Fitzgerald, of Ohio; sister, Laura and brother-in-law, Reg Sprague, of Graeagle; brothers, Richard van Bergen, of Oklahoma and Tim Fitzgerald, of California; her six nieces and nephews, Stephen Fitzgerald, of California, Adam Conley, of Florida, Cole Dunbar and wife Coral, of Quincy, Ashley Rathjen, of Nevada, Jaylee van Bergen, of Okalahoma; and great-niece, Adelyn Dunbar, of Quincy.

Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Maurice.

A private celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Humane Society.

Roy Leonard Garlett Jr.

Roy Leonard Garlett Jr., age 79, passed on to glory on March 9, 2017. Roy was born Oct. 13, 1937, to Roy Leonard Garlett Sr. and Mary Helen Shaw-Garlett in Fairfax, Oklahoma. He went to Coffeyville Jr. College on a basketball scholarship where he met his first wife Jane Vanderhoof-Garlett. They were married for 56 years, before she passed on June 2, 2015.

After college, he went on to serve in the United States Navy from January 1959 to January 1965. Soon after he obtained his degree as Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Roy Garlett Jr., DC, had a very successful chiropractic career, which included 43 years serving as the California Chiropractic Association Exhibit Chairman.

In 1986, Roy and Jane moved to Los Molinos. For 30 years he enjoyed his favorite pastime of being a cowboy, which included riding and helping fellow ranchers. He became fondly known as “Doc Roy.” He also served on the Los Molinos Water Board for many years.

He is survived by his second wife, Sheila Hanes-Garlett; brothers, Joe, Robert, and Gary Garlett; one sister, Sharon Ray; two daughters, Merry Catron and Barbara Garlett-Watson; six grandchildren, Theresa, Dana, Katherine, Michael, Jessica, Belisarius; and great- grandchildren, Natalya, Alize, William, Angel, Shelby, Shane and Avery.

A memorial service will be held on March 22, at New Life Assembly of God Church in Corning. Viewing will be held from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. with the Memorial Service beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Alicia Carole Griffith

Alicia Carole Griffith, of Cottonwood, died in her home surrounded by her family on March 3, 2017. She was 74 years old.

Alicia is survived by her husband of 53 years, R.L. “Griff” Griffith, and by daughters Launi Griffith, of Graeagle, and Dena Regan along with her son-in-law, Jerry Regan, of Santa Rosa. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews and was touched to be considered the honorary matriarch to their children.

Alicia was born on July 12, 1942, in San Francisco to Hall and Blanche Stebbins. She had many fond memories growing up in Santa Cruz with her horse Sharoni and her Great Dane, King. She later met and married Griff moving to her favorite place, Chester, where they raised their family. Her family continued to include her cherished pets.

Alicia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Chico State University and was a professional graphic artist. She also spent many years as a medical transcriptionist for both Seneca Hospital and Lassen Medical Group. She loved nature and knew the name of every single flower she walked by. Alicia will be remembered as a loving mother, wife and friend that taught all of us to care for our world and the creatures that reside in it.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4075 Riverside Ave., Anderson. In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the humane society of your choice.

Alvina Flores “Zigie” Hedin

Longtime Quincy resident Alvina Flores “Zigie” Hedin passed from this life peacefully under the compassionate care of the staff at Pine View Care Center in Paradise on Nov. 22, 2016.

Born in Jordan, Montana, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Henz) on July 12, 1915, Ziegle she had been a resident of Quincy since moving here from Mountain View, in 1953. She will be fondly remembered by the parents and children of the community as the operator of Zigie’s Day Care Center.

As a member of our community, she was a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars holding every office at the local and district level. She could be found diligently working alongside her husband to insure local veterans received any and all benefits available to them. She was also a longtime member of the Feather River Grange, was active with the local 4H as a cooking leader and leader of their rabbit project while also serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years, and enjoyed the fellowship of the Quincy Community United Methodist Church.

Zigie, as she was fondly called, enjoyed all types of crafts, especially floral arranging, as well as spending time in the outdoors camping.

In her passing, Zigie leaves her two sons James L. Hedin and Rodney J. Hedin both of Quincy, along with her grandsons, Justin Waller and Garrett Hedin.

She joins her loving husband Jim Hedin, whom she married in 1946, three sisters and three brothers in their eternal home.

A celebration of Zigie’s life is planned for 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 25, at her beloved Community United Methodist Church of Quincy. Private interment took place alongside her husband in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. Zigie requested any remembrances in her memory be made to either the VFW Post of Quincy or the Community United Methodist Church c/o Fehrman Mortuary, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.